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Nonprofit Grant Program

Grants to Central Georgia Nonprofits to Meet
Community Needs and Enhance the Quality of Life

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Central Georgia (CFCG)

Deadline Date:

12/31/18 12:00 PM (noon)


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Grants of up to $25,000 to Central Georgia nonprofit community-based organizations to enhance the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended to benefit communities in Bibb, Baldwin, Butts, Bleckley, Coffee, Dodge, Crawford, Jasper, Houston, Lamar, Jones, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Spalding, Taylor, Twiggs, Upson, and Wilkinson Counties.

Priority will be given to projects that demonstrate a majority of the following:
-Address needs not currently being met by an existing organization
-Reach a broad segment of the community
-Improve organizational efficiency
-Encourage self-help and/or self-sufficiency on the part of disadvantaged or disabled individuals
-Promote matching gifts and/or enhance fundraising capabilities
-Collaborate with other nonprofit groups to provide innovative, more efficient approaches to solving community issues

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176501

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant awarded by the Community Foundation of Central Georgia through the Nonprofit Grant Program is $25,000.

Term of Contract:

Any organization with two years of consecutive funding from the Community Foundation will be required to wait two years before submitting an additional application.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations serving the Central Georgia region.

Please Note:
-Ongoing operational expenses are unlikely to be funded.
-The Foundation will consider applications from faith-based organizations for non-sectarian, community outreach programs.
-Requests for scholarships to send children to summer or after school camp will not be funded.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadlines are 12:00 PM on June 30th and December 31st.

After the application deadline, CFCG staff will perform due diligence on all grant applications. The due diligence process will include a conversation with the grant contact to gather further information that can help the Grants Committee and Board of Directors make their decisions. The CFCG Grants Committee will review the applications and propose grants to the CFCG Board of Directors for final approval.

The Nonprofit Grants will be announced within three months of the application deadline. Applicants will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision in late September for the June deadline and in late March for the December deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online:

Alex Leahy
478-750-9338 ext. 104

Community Foundation of Central Georgia
577 Mulberry Street, Suite 1600
Macon, GA 31201

Phone: 478-750-9338
Toll Free: 866-750-9338

Grant Coverage Areas:

More information about the Central Georgia region may be found here:

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia: Baldwin, Bibb, Bleckley, Butts, Coffee, Crawford, Dodge, Houston, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Laurens, Monroe, Peach, Pulaski, Putnam, Spalding, Taylor, Twiggs, Upson, and Wilkinson Counties